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    Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY July 21st!

    Here are my PRE-conversion numbers...

    FC: Not Tested
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 7.6
    TA: 130
    TEMP: 78

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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    OK... Here's the first set.. This was taken about 10 minutes after adding the 2.4 bottles of bleach... I'm using the Walmart brand (174 oz bottles). 2.4 bottles is what the Pool calculator said to put in to bring the FC to 15... Where are my pretty colors??

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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    It may take several doses to start changing colors, I know mine did. Just keep adding bleach to keep it at shock level every hour or so. The baquacil is consuming the bleach quickly at this point.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    After an hour, here are my results...

    FC: 2
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 8.2 Do I need to bring this down? Will it hurt the conversion to do it in the middle?
    TA: 150
    TEMP: 78

    Gonna add the 2.1 jugs of bleach as the pool calc says and hopefully see some color changes this time... PICS to follow!

    Here's the link again to the pics...

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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Good Luck! Keep dumping the bleach in.
    As far as the PH is concerned, I think as long as the FC is below 5, you can adjust it.
    Let someone else confirm that though before you do.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Yes, you can adjust the PH any time the FC level is below 5 (lower is better). Ideally you want the PH to be between 7.2 and 7.4. The great majority of the time the PH will stay put once you get it adjusted once.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    You are probably getting a "false high" PH reading. I'd say just let it go for now. I didn't mess with it during my conversion, and after my conversion it stabilized itself.

    Oh, sorry, just saw where you're FC was 2, you may want to go ahead and adjust your PH. JasonlLion is right, he and Duraleigh gave me great advice during my conversion.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    After the next hour... Time for more BLEACH!!

    FC: 2
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: Not Tested
    TA: Not Tested
    TEMP: 78

    And the link...
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    Total bottles of 174 oz Walmart 6% bleach- 8
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    OK... FC was down to 2 and I put the PH-down in it... How long should I wait before raising the FC back to 15?
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    You don't need to wait, you can do one right after the other.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Thanks Jason!! Pics to follow!!
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    And here they are... 2.4 more bottles of Bleach in the pool, 2.4 bottles of Bleach, Take one down, pass it arou... nevermind...


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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Mmmmm....Looks yummy! Don't worry, It'll get better. Just finished mine last week, you'll be very happy with the switch.
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    OK.. Here are the 6:30 numbers..

    FC: 2
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 7.2
    TA: Not Tested
    TEMP: 78

    Time for more Bleach!! Glad I went and bought 5 more cases!! LOL!!

    And of course... The pics..

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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    And the 7:45 numbers...


    FC: 2.5
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 7.2
    TA: 170
    TEMP: 78

    Too dark for pics... Sorry!

    FC is .5 higher this time... Maybey turning the curve ever so little?
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    You need MORE bleach! The goo is burning through it!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Is that like more cowbell??
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    9pm numbers:

    FC: 5.5
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 7.2
    TA: 140


    YAY!!! Now lets see what it holds overnight... Raising to 15!!!
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    Here are the 10pm numbers:

    FC: 9
    CC: Not Tested
    TC: Not Tested
    pH: 7.6
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    Re: Here we GO!! Conversion starting TODAY!

    6:30 am results...

    FC: 6
    CC: 9
    TC: 15
    pH: 7.5
    TA: 150

    Time for the morning dose of Bleach!

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